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"Never heard of that book, until I quickly "needed" an audio book to listen to on the bus, which is a replacement for my commuter's train this week. Reading on a bus makes me nauseous." Oct 16, 2019 02:12AM

 
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Naomi Novik
“You have to ration sympathy and grief in here the way you ration school supplies.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

Naomi Novik
“I’ve been taught any number of ways to manage anger, and they really work. What she’s never been able to teach me is how to want to manage it. So I go on seething and raging and knowing the whole time that it’s my own fault, because I do know how to stop.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

Naomi Novik
“I sat down and got out my current project, an extremely bad villanelle in which I was carefully avoiding the word pestilence, which was trying so hard to shove its way into every stanza that I was sure that if I actually wrote it down, the whole thing would turn into a tidy evocation of a new plague. I’m probably the only student who tries to prevent my writing assignments from turning into new spells.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

Naomi Novik
“Why would you ask for a spell like that!”
“What I asked for was a spell to light my room, you twat, that’s what I got.” To be fair, the incarnate flame was in fact doing a magnificent job of lighting the room.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

Naomi Novik
“She says it's too easy to call people evil instead of their choices and that lets people justify making evil choices. Because they convince themselves that it's okay because they're still good people overall inside their own heads. And yes, fine. But I think that after a certain number of evil choices, it's reasonable shorthand to decide that someone's an evil person who oughtn't have the chance to make any more choices. And the more power someone has, the less slack they ought to be given.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

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